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correspondenent rebecca cooper. >> thanknks fojoining us fofor a ok at business and finance in e washington region where every tip of the klop carries us that much closer to the new year and attention over the major impact automatic spending cuts and tax rates expiring bought on our area's economy. we have been talking about the dreaded cliff -- we have d decided to wait it out. we did -- instead of guessing we willll focus on a group of businessss leaders recognize for making things happen. maybe congress will be as inspired as we are. for our final show of 202012 wee are joining the organization junior achievement of the greater washington area to recognize the newest inductees into the washington busine hall of fame. first, a ceo who gets awards across the country for building bethesda-based eaglebank as one of the fastest i in the nationon. the ceo ron paul was named community banker of the year this year by american banker magazine. he was o of this yeyear's inducts into the washington business hall of fame. i spoke to him recently about his climb to the top. ron paul, welcome to "washington
, and thanks for joining us for a look at this week's business and fance news here in the washingn region. we are relieved the mayans looked to have been wrong. negotiations betwe president obama andohn boehner. what became of f all the stocks? -- all thsoe talks? capitohill setback in spite of better than expected grth nunumbers. we have all that and more with our roundtable coming up. first, two big industries during the holiday season -- food and cabs. hans hess is the ner and founder of a burger chain t that started in washington but now has gone global. thank you for joining us. where do we start? elevation burger was the originalaby. let'start there. you grew up in california an you got a degree in physics and then a master's degreen theology. you and i i were talking before the show started. you he worked d just about everherere. whatat got youou to elevation burger? i i worked on the hill for about a year in 199and wrotote a paper abobout how microbes are killing people. when i had the idea for elevation burgerin 2002, i said we have to do inorganic burger with no compromise. >> expe
't. spending three terrifying days in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, the military made its move. >> a hostage rescue mission is highly, highly dangerous and there is a risk that the hostage him or herself, would be killed. you never someone to authorize the mission. >> reporter: the mission was authorized by general john allen. he was lifted safely to bag ram air base but the victory came at the price. this morning a u.s. service member injured died of his wounds. the ultimate saf fis to save an american dr. who would vn oath wooiss been killed. >> muhammad lila with us. they get the kidnapping was a secret and the recue as well. >> the first 72 hours are critical. this is a civilian hostage. he doesn't have the survival training that a soldier does. and publicizing the kidnapping would further endanger his life. >> our thoughts are the service member's family, thank you. >>> we turn a mexican-american icon. deloved, and flying from a concert when the plane she was on disappeared mid flight. more on the search tonight. >> reporter: mexican auth
>>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morn captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead metro is warning passengers to add an hour to their travel times. >> good morning. happy friday. it is december 7. >> i am steve chenevey. we want to get right to jacqui jeras. >> we did make it to friday finally. the clouds are back. we have even a little bit of moisture out there. some sprinkles can be expected this morning. we will be and this on and off pattern all the way through the weekend into early next week. our temperatures -- some day was the coldest one of the bunch. today will be a little bit warmer. 39 degrees at reagan national. your forecast for today, cloudy with a straight shower, four degrees, cloudy skies and 47 at noon. 51 and mostly cloudy at 5:00. we will show you the weekend forecast. it probably will not be your favorite. that is coming up in just a few minutes. >> it will not be our favorite forecast? as we get up and ada
enough to put us in the spirit of the season. is a look at our satellite and radar. areas of rain migrating through southwestern virginia. that will continue to push our way and bring us in light wintry mix about lunchtime. 26 in a country village, 25 in waldorf, 23 in bristow. 28 in aldie. a light, wintry mix around noon and then kept in light rain fall in the afternoon. damp roads is all that's expected. high temperature of 42. >> some travelers could be dealing with a nightmare before and after christmas. meteorologist are talking about two big storms. >> get ready for a white christmas across parts of the u.s.. this is video from reno nevada, where visibility was an issue as drivers tried to make their way through a snowstorm. >> in syracuse, new york snowplows working overtime. this is the city's first snowstorm of the season. residents bracing for more. >> in california, dealing with severe flooding. this is video from sonoma county. entire intersections lacked under water. >> we want to go to breaking news. a fatal shooting in the capitol hill area. >> john gonzalez is the
this did was behind it all. >> it is important to note that our sources tell us detectives do not believe this is a copycat type plot. however, police said the student attended laurell high school. >> authorities believe this was a credible threat, in part because of items they say they found in the student's locker. police say monday laurel students were so concerned about disruptive behavior coming from a classmate, they told teachers, who reached out to authorities. >> references to shoot and kill were made. >> police say that found suspicious items in the juveniles locker, like drawings and lists. >> that found these materials and some diagrams, charts, analysts and things in the student's locker. the fact that he had access potentially to weapons, could lead a pretty awful situation. >> authorities say the student has been hospitalized and is undergoing emergency mental evaluation. >> it is really not to be taken lightly. >> in light of the unspeakable violence at a connecticut elementary school, many are grateful that the students came forward. >> i am grateful that they let the tea
news this morning in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a wonderful weekend. >> bad live and in hd, -- live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the second time this month a man is killed after being shot in front of a subway train in new york city. searching for the person who did it caught running from the scene. president obama meets with congressional leaders to avoid the fiscal cliff. a nation members the man who led allied forces in the 1991 gulf war -- a look back at the light of retired general norman schwarzkopf. >> it is friday, december 28. i am scott thuman. jacqui jeras -- we have a good day ahead of usaheadright? >> -- and head of us>right? >> we will come back in just a second. what are the roadway's like their? >> at cedar lane, it is a water main break -- traffic is heading toward southbound. squeezing by to the right. water main work continues. southbound at cedar lane. you can see everybody moving over to the right. northbound mos
to remove some rifles for the time being. only walmart got back to us saying no assault rifles will come off the shelf but they have removed an ad out of respect for the town of newtown. the ad was for an assault rifle used in the massacre. we are are going to keep coming back to companies. and everybody says they want to make a difference to see kbha they actually intoend do. >> as we know, 17 years or more, police unions and chiefs have been asking for help on assault weapons. is the nra statement new? >> we can't know. it's intentionally vague. they have a press conference scheduled for friday. they want to make contributions to make sure it doesn't happen again. but you cannot under estimate the passion for gun ownership in the country. >> we will see what they say friday. thank you, chris. >>> and friday has been set aside as a day of mourning across connecticut. today, the children from newtown school showed how resilient they are, the single act getting on the school bus. smiling from the windows and reaching out for a hug from a policeman. and dan harris was there. >> reporter: they
. >> in syria, concerns about the possible use of weapons of mass destruction. >> we remain concerned that the regime may consider the use of chemical weapons. >> believe it or not the chattering classes are already talking about 2016. >> look, i am flattered, i am honored. that is not in the future for mamaye. captioned by the national captioning institute --wwncicap.org-- >> for the record, the nation's unemployment rate dropped to 7.7%. we might want to keep inind as we head f the fiscal cliff. according to recent pololl, only 4 in 10 americans expect the white house and congress to reach a deal before the first of the year, and ondthis does goes out,t, 5 53% of the american people are apparely prepared to blame republicans t president's job approval rating is over 50% congress' is under 20%. why y would the president back down? >> it is safe to say that the prident is n interested in a balanced agreement, he is not particularly intererted in avoiding the fiscal cliff, and he is not interested at all in cutting spending. >> the senate minority leader adds that what the president is
/2 million square smiles melted, an area the size of the u.s. and mexico combined. >> melting on the greenland ice sheet is a beg concern. bah that is moving water that is currently, thawing the ice moving it into the ocean. if that continues it will have an impact on people who live in coastal regions. >> jen jer zee, abc news, new york. >>> there is a lot of folks out there think, global warming or climate change as the it is better called is a hoax or need study. look at pieces like that. and the numbers. i don't know. it is not global warming or climate change someone explain to me what it is then. that's all. >> really truly only been tracking this since 1976 i think it is. >> numbers since then are pretty alarming. >> we are talking about what, 46 years, as opposed to thousand of years. >> but imagine itch the rate of the last, 46 years lasts 1,000 years what will our planet look look if it is exists. >> dooms day. doomsday. the world is ending on december 21. >> all right. we are getting a stunning new look right now at our planet while it exists from way up in space. n
a trend, apple will soon move overseas manufacturing jobs here to the u.s. abc's david muir has the story. >> reporter: ceo tim cook now says some of apple's mac computer will next year carry the three word "made in america." cook telling bloomberg business week the company plans to spend $100 million next year to move production of the mac line from china become here to the u.s. it was earlier this year when asked about the factories they used to have here in america that tim cook talked about possibility of bringing manufacturing back. >> there isome manufacturing revive vaal in the u.s. will there be an apple product made in the united states? >> i want there to be. >> reporter: a promise there will be. at the factories in china they make 40% of the world's electronics where this year, bill welir. took you inside. apple moving their macs to america, represents a small part of the overall product line. cook made the point before that key components of the iphone for instance are made in america. the processor made here. glass in kentucky. >> it says on the back of an apple product, desi
>>> this is "world news." tonight, dangerous weapons. the u.s. warns the strongman of syria not to use the chemical weapons he has loaded, ready to go at an airfield. so, what will the u.s. do next? >>> made in america claims a kind of victory. apple announcing they will bring some jobs back from overseas. but is this the start of something even bigger? >>> hooked. the mom spending up to $200 a month of her virtual farm. and we'll show you other games which keep you coming back with a secret every six seconds. >>> and, the perfect gift made so easy. do you want to create this look under the christmas tree? >> oh, my god! >> scientists tonight give you the simple, amazing way to do it every time. >>> good evening. we begin with the worldwide reaction today to a dangerous move in syria. chemicals, dead lly gas loaded onto weapons near an airfield there. one drop could kill within minutes. so, world leaders are mobilizing tonight, deciding what they're going to do. and abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz takes us inside that story. >> reporter: today, hill
afee? >> no. >> reporter: no. then, he found us. calling my phone. >> if i were a mad man, how could i judge? >> reporter: hi, john, how are you? then, back in the u.s., we heard from him again. >> thank god, i'm in a place where there's some sanity. >> reporter: and finally, today, in guatemala city, a much calmer mcafee. you did not nor did any of your associates shoot him? >> for what reason? how stupid would it be? >> reporter: why don't you go to the police, talk to them, hash this all out? >> if only one-tenth of what i'm saying is true, i'm going to go in with a lawyer, things are going to be polite, they're going to say, ah, we're going to have to detain you. do you think the system of justice works in belize like it does in america? it does not. >> reporter: since his glory days in the '80s and '90s, pioneering that anti-virus sopt ware that still pops up on millions of computers, muck afee's journey has twisted and turned. in 2009, he lick by dated his assets, telling "nightline" -- >> it's been reported you are worth $100 million. >> that may have been true. >> reporter: then, he
, but this year it is not going to happen for us. 49 degrees for a high tomorrow. a few sprinkles mixed in with a that'll clearsnow on christmas day. right now it does not appear to be huge. [ male announcer ] there are plenty of reasons to be jolly at the chevy year-end event because chevy's giving more. more efficiency with sonic and cruze... more function in iuinox and traverse... more dependability with the legendary silverado... and more style in the all-new malibu. chevy's giving more at the year-end event because 'tis the season. chevy's giving more. this holiday season, get a 2013 cruze ls for around $149 per month or get $500 holiday bonus cash. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news, on your side. >> the last of the sandy hook shootingy school victims was buried today. the focus shifted toward howing and the debate on to prevent such a tragedy is heating up. as the last of the victims are buried today, a renewed l.bate on gun contro governor chris christie came against posting guards at school. believessomeone who that having multiple armed guards in every school is something t
room by room with painstaking detail. using photos taken inside the school, they're creating a carbon copy of each classroom from what was on the walls, right down to the crayon left in the desk. exactly as it was friday when the school day was savagely cut short. but what if creating that exact environment only triggers the trauma again? >> it might for some kids. it might be a bit wedge. >> reporter: dr. jamie howard is a child psychologist who specializes in post traumatic stress. >> we do try to expose kids to triggers of the trauma because avoiding triggers or avoiding things that remind kids of trauma, and grown-ups, too, just serves to maintain the anxiety. >> reporter: they're ripping out toilets designed for middle schoolers and installing new bathrooms better suited for grade schoolers, hoping to reopen after winter break. why are they in such a hurry? >> it's really important to maintain routines as quickly as possible. that's actually very comforting and very reassuring to kids. >> reporter: there are no rules on how to return a school to normal after such a heinous act. i
many questions in the days ahead. it duds not -- does not look very optimistic. they did not fill us with holiday cheer. president obama when he spoke friday evening before he left to hawaii looked tired of the whole process. he'll be back mid next week as will congress. so they'll have a few days to get their acts together to come together on a smaller bill. it does not look like we're going to see anything large, the big deal at this point. we're looking at a scalled down measure if anything and it's not even clear that that will pass. >> kicking the can down the road. >> rachel, thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. >> all right. coming up -- there's a bar inside a local clothing shop. not sure what video that is. but we'll be right back. >> we want to tell you >> russia is taking drastic steps to prevent americans from don'ting -- don'ting -- adopting russian children. >> i thought i would have her here for this christmas. >> but for now baby paulina will stay in her russian orphanage. she says russian officials have made it nearly impossible. >>
. after the meeting, house democrat leader nancy pelosi told us she'sa at least a little encouraged. >> it was constructive. as i say, candor is constructive, and i think it moved us forward, but we'll see. >> reporter: it was the first meeting with the president and all the congressional leaders in six weeks. it follows an impasse that has shaken wall street, the dow down more than 400 points since talks stalled last week. and on main street, business owners like drew greenblatt, who owns a wire basket manufacturing company in baltimore, say the coming fiscal cliff is already causing pain because they just don't know what will happen to their taxes. >> right now we're doing our budget. we're deciding how many people we're hiring next year. we're figuring out how many robots and machines we'll invest. >> reporter: and across the country all the political bickering had people outraged with washington. >> i can't believe we've gotten this close. >> time for them to turn in their term paper. >> the parties are trying to outdo each other. >> sit down, don't come out of the room until yo
, abc news, new york. >> with us tonight amy free our meteorologist from our affiliate here. you have three things you're looking at. >> the first stoorm is in the northeast, it will give folks a white christmas. as it moves through washington, light snow, mainly the snow stays in central pennsylvania and central new york, one to three inches possible there. long the i-95 corridor, mainly a little dusting. >> then severe weather in the south? >> yes, the warm side could produce thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes. before it leaves oklahoma city, could produce a white christmas. >> the third storm is a real biggie. >> it's a monster. producing one to four inches for flooding rain for parts of california. into the sierras, feet of snow. as it pushes east, a lot of snow. anyone traveling through the rockies. places like denver, several minchs of snow. >> and it gets to the northeast. >> by the middle of the week that, will have a ripple effect on people trying to get home. >> amy, thank you very much. appreciate it. >>> a more pressing concern for many of us tonight, last-minute shoppin
the snow? >>> new hope. a change in the use of a breast cancer drug could make a big difference for some of the thousands of people fighting the disease. >>> made in america. we take you to the mall of america, and a brand new store you, the viewers, helped build. >> are we the first customers? >>> and, who is this? do you believe she's the queen of england? >> kate, my darling, are you there? >> the prank call rocking the royal family as other powerful people around the globe are getting punked. >>> good evening. we begin with another big bulletin about the record-breaking heat and the melting at the north pole. a new study shows a global thaw under way, affecting everyone on the planet. and it comes today as we learn how little snow there is here in the united states. as the temperatures here keep rising and the records keep falling. abc abc's meteorologist ginger zee tells us what's going on. >> reporter: nearly snowless in december. right now, only 7% of the united states is covered in snow. that's even less than this time last year, when 32% of the nation was laced in winter white.
that could require u.s. intervention. is the regime about to use nerve gas on its own people? we have team coverage from the region and washington. >>> also breaking overnight, arrested. the american software guru on the run for weeks after his neighbor was killed. now, in the hands of authorities. >>> an alert for parents. the government issuing a warning about a popular product, after the deaths of five newborns. >>> and rover behind the wheel? yep. teaching dogs to drive. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin with that developing story from syria's civil war. credible, new concerns about the use of chemical weapons by syrian forces. >> syria's chemical weapons stockpile is believed to be one of the largest in the world. and there's word that regime forces might be ready to use it. we spoke with alex marquardt a short time ago, from the turkey/syria border. >> reporter: it seems that syria went through the preparation phase, loading components of the highly-toxic sarin gas. syria doesn't even acknowledge that it has chemical weapons. they've said that they would never use them against
to first. new reports on how close syria came to using chemical weapons this week. they actually loaded the ddly gas on to bombs, prepared for launch. and martha raddatz is going to have the latest on that. >> that's a frightening development, something president obama took very seriously. >>> we have a warning this morning that all parents with infants need to here. federal authorities are taking an unprecedented move of suing the manufacturers of infant recliner, saying they are dangerous. i don't know about you guys. but i used these with both of my babies. pretty amazing. >> yeah. >>> also ahead, a major announcement today we can't wait to share with you. it involves all of us and more "gma" every day. we're excited to tell you what we're talking about later on this morning. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the news out of london. lama hasan is outside of the hospital where kate middleton checked out, roses in her hand. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, george. just moments ago, a very happy duke and duchess of cambridge left the hospital behind me. one of the repo
outside before the blaze. he was outside with us and then he went back in. kaboom.e went you can see crews trying to secure the home. they will put up boards. quite a bit of debris from the is now all inea .he front yard stillsta gators are trying to pin down -- inv are still time to pin .own what happened reporting live in northwest, jennifer donelan, abc 7 news. they're handling this case. investigators will be back in the neighborhood tomorrow. a 14-year-old prince george's county boy is dead tonight. gang violence is to blame. he was killed on sheridan street in lewisdale. it was possible retaliation. brad bell has the latest on the investigation. brad? >> neighbors noticed a large young people hanging out just after midnight. i saw a whole group of latinos sitting there. a gathering included members lamer heard -- neighborhood gang. ms-13. police believe that conflict led to what happened next. all i heard was pow, pow, .ow, pow it sounded like a machine gun. i went to the door. there was screaming. eliezer b. reyes was mortally wounded in the drive-by shooting. grazed.d person was it
is mere coincidence this morning. i promise. it takes us all to a place many of us want to forget, i can assure you. >> i loved it. >> i loved it, too. happy friday. george, robin, lara, all at home with their families today. great to have amy, paula and rachel with us this morning. >>> a big headline in the fiscal cliff showdown. now, just four days from heading over the edge. the meeting that could change it all today at the white house. jon karl is here with the very latest on that. >>> and then, we have a shocking headline this morning. teachers training to shoot guns on the job. using this holiday break to learn how to handle firearms. applications for these classes are up all across the country. we're going to talk much more about that in a bit. >>> we want to get right to the breaking news this morning. it affects so many americans hoping to adopt. the president of russia has just signed a bill, banning americans from adopting russian children. and this stops kids from being adopted by american families, leaving russia, to move here to start a new life. abc's lama hasan has the la
. >>lanza's mother illegally bought the assault style rock and he used in the shooting. today on capitol hill -- the assault style rifle he used in the shooting. >> certainly an impressive if not unprecedented gathering of mass shootings all across the country. the stress they are not anti- nra, but they do want congress and the white house to take action to prevent the next tragedy. >> my son was killed in the massacre in, and high school. >> the story is the same. >> she was my girlfriend. >> standing together, 23 families forever changed by mass shooting. >> you never want somebody to know what it is like. >> the shooting in connecticut opening new wound for many. her son was killed in the or aurora colorado, movie theater. >> unfortunately you and i both know it probably will happen again. >> some of these family members are members of the nra. some own guns. each putting a face to a tragedy, along with a plea for help. >> parents brothers, sisters families, need to step out of their living room and make a difference. >> for the parent whose son barely escaped friday connecticut shoo
games and mexican food. he used to tell people he worked in a taco factory. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed as the procession passed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> when she told him i love you his answer was not as much as i love you. >> reporter: a few miles away, another funeral. jack pinto, also 6, a huge sports fan, whose favorite new york giants player, victor cruz, wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored, man. it was -- i couldn't express to them how great that made me feel. >> reporter: jack's friends from the wrestling team showed up in their little uniforms. in a news conference today, the normally stoic state trooper choked up when asking for privacy for the families. >> at this time i can take a couple of questions. >> reporter: he also revealed that there were actually two adult survivors on friday's rampage, not one. both female employees with gunshot wounds. >> investigatiors will speak wih them when it's medically prompt, and certainly they will shed a great deal of light on the facts and circumstances of
who survived. amy robach has been reporting on this story from the very start. and she joins us this morning from newtown. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. you can see the shows of support behind me. the memorials are popping up. this one is tremendous. it's in the center of town. and stretches as far as the eye can see. people all over, showing support for this community. support it will certainly need this week. there were two funerals yesterday. four more today. and unfortunately, many more to come. this morning, amst the tragedy, a small step towards normalcy, as students in newtown are heading back to school. all, except, of course, sandy hook, which could remain a crime scene for months. up to 100 volunteers in the neighboring town of monroe, are getting this middle school ready for sandy hook students to attend. it could be ready this week. but there's no word on when classes will resume. >> definitely, at the very least, want to give the children an opportunity to see their new school. and be as comfortable as they can in that new area. >> reporte
several breaking stories in maryland, including home shooting in fort washington. join us from will the scene with the latest. >> another funeral will be held the victims off the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> more than 100 people were detained for spreading rumors might end on friday. " atd morning washington 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning. tuesday, december 18. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. let's get to a meteorologist jacqui jeras. , but it's working its way out. it will improve gradually day, so bethe patient. half of the day looks a lot better. you can see the clouds lingering. we have a little patchy fog developed across the area. well off to our west. possibility of this morning as well. 50 degrees in manassas, 48 in culpeper, and 55 in fredericksburg, 48 in gaithersburg. for today, clouds and fog will t through midmorning. turning mostly cloudy by noon, 58 degrees. cloudy by 5:00 with 53 degrees. the seven-day forecast, in a few minutes. first, traffic with jamee whitten. >
. >> we're tracking a disturbance that will give us bad weather. eastern texas around the houston area, thunderstorms will pop up. that spreads eastward throughout christmas tuesday. interstates 10 and 20, large hail, damaging wind gusts, the threat for tornado. a destructive storm system on this tuesday. the highest threat for tornadoes around new orleans, mobile, interstate 10 northward into the panhandle of florida. good snow across portions of the plains. >> i hate to see rough weather this time of the year. >>> let's look at weather from across the country. last-minute shoppers in boston and chicago could s light know. also early showers and clearing in l.a. rain in louisville and cincinnati. >> fargo, barely makes it above zero. honolulu and miami, the hot spots, near 80. seattle and portland, the 40s. >>> a senator from idaho apologizing today after being arrested for driving drunk. mike crapo was pulled over after running a red light yesterday. he failed several sobriety tests. he was taken to jail and released on bond. he's expected to be in court in january. he says he takes
their phone to good use. if you got your kid an iphone for christmas -- i did, my stepdaughter is 13 -- a lot of parent s are worried they might abuse it. a mom who may have the ultimate solution. she made her son sign an 18-point contract that includes everything from hand the phone over to your parents at approximately 7:30 every night to no porn to mom always knows the password. >> a lot of parents are taking note this morning. it's going viral. we'll tell you about the rest of this creative contract in a few minutes. >>> speaking of smartphones, we've all heard of the insane ly addictive game angry birds. there is a real-life version playing out in the florida everglades. the mischief vultures are making coming up. >> i don't want to make those birds angry. >>> right to the big digout in the second snowstorm in days. ginger zee has the latest on what we can expect. ginger? >> more than 500 flights were delayed. that's just yesterday with this new storm, and look at this, a trace to 2 inches for new york and boston. but just 80 miles away in connecticut, more than a foot of snow. more than
will tell us how it will affect your travel plans. >> nothing makes ginger happier than a big winter storm. we'll talk to her in just a moment. >>> speaking of travel. this is exactly what you do not want to hear after you've ponied up for a christmas cruise on "the queen mary 2." the captain warning passengers not to use the public bathrooms or eat at the buffet. we'll have that coming up. >>> and battling a stomach bug is not an ideal to lose weight. but shooting pounds is always at the top of the list for new year's resolutions. if that's your plan, we have a feline that can help. meet tiny tim. in one year, this cat lost 20% of his body weight. we'll tell you his secrets and how they can help trim down your body in 2013. that's still ahead. >> he's an inspiration to all of us. >>> we're going to start this morning with insult to injury. round two of back-to-back winter storms, right now, rolling through a huge swath of this country. the timing could not be worse for people trying to travel for the holidays, either get home or get somewhere else. abc's meteorologist ginger zee tracking
bills. many economists worry the financial troubles would plunge the u.s. back into recession. just one possible effect of the fiscal cliff milk prices goodbye to about $2 or $3 a gallon because farm programs will expire at the end of the year. >> tributes are pouring in for the general who led the international coalition that drove sadaam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. norman schwarzkopf died yesterday in tampa, from complications from pneumonia. he was 78. he had an extensive and celebrated military career. he kept a low profile during his retirement, supporting charities and resisting offer to run for public office. former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a hospital in houston. his spokeswoman says he's getting excellent medical treatment. she says he would advise people to "with the harps back in the closet." he was admitted to the hospital november 23 and has been in intensive care since sunday, battling a terrible case of bronchitis and a series of complications. secretary of state clinton is expected to return to work next week after recovering f
you so much, mama, love jessica, with a little heart. it is like she was, you know, she's watching us and she knows how hard this must be for us. and she wants to know how much she loved us and knows how much she was loved. >> reporter: others are telling harrowing stories of survival. >> they were sitting there. they were sitting there. i had no idea why they were there. >> reporter: a neighbor found six children at the end of his driveway and took them in. they were in vicky soto's first grade class. >> the boys were saying we can't go back to school. we can want go back to school. our teacher's dead. pl mrs. soto. we don't have a teacher. >> reporter: the counsellor crouched under her desk. >> you see the feet of the shooter? >> i c could see him from the knees down. >> right in front of you? >> 20 feet away facing his feet. his boots were facing my desk. >> and he turned and walked away. >> seconds and turned and walked out. >> reporter: schools in five states including in ridgefield, connecticut on lockdown due to heightened suspicions as districts fast track new security plans.
every right to criticize congress. >> the present is an absolute right to make sure he keeps us focused on getting this done. >> mcconnell was still urging fellow republicans to stand down and move forward in order to beat the midnight deadline. >> we can do this. we must do this. >> it is a major step forward and i think it might calm the markets until the house acts. >> you heard john mccain. they hope the senate can act by tonight. they're trying to schedule a vote and reach an agreement on a compromise. it is not clear whether the house will vote tonight. what is inside disagreements -- this agreement a higher tax rate for individuals earning more than $400,000 a year. putting up the big decision of spending cuts until next year. live at the capitol, rebecca cooper. >> the prince william county police officer is dead tonight after colliding with a minivan. we hear that the both vehicles involved caught fire after the crash. >> the witness told me she saw a bright flash moments after a minivan and dead prince william county officer collide -- and a prince william county officer colli
're live with where the ball will drop tonight. ryan seacrest is helping us ring in the new year. only on "gma." >>> and good morning, america. the new year, of course, has already begun on the other side of the world. out here in times square, we have a crowd. there you see the celebrations in auckland, knnewzealand. we get ready to say happy new year. george, robin, josh, sam, and lara are all off. we're glad to welcome dan abrams, ron claiborne and rachel smith. >>> we have a big news cycle going on. secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. we'll get to that in just a moment. a diagnosis of a blood clot. >>> we have some weather stories. including the latest on this horrific tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it was packed full of tourists. skidded off the road, nine dead, many more injured. >>> and the live shot from new york presbyterian hospital where secretary of state hillary clinton is being cared for right now. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: the secretary has not been seen in public since early december after an illness and then a fall. this i
treacherous. so we used a haul system to get the patients from the car site back up to the highway. >> there were returning to vancouver after a tour. the owner of the bus company has not commented yet. police in montgomery county have canceled their silver alert this known. they had been looking for 77- year-old mrs. tyler after she was last seen yesterday morning in gaithersburg. u.s. found unharmed this morning in virginia. coming up, for many of us, keeping new year's resolutions can be a challenge, but we will show you some ways to use your smartphone to stay on track. and the new year means big changes for some same-sex couples in maryland. new laws go into effect tomorrow but not for everyone. plus with a playoff spot secured, the rush is on for redskins fans to get their hands on team colors as quickly as they can. meanwhile, a live look outside. gorgeous morning with >> you are watching abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. >> overseas, a lot of the celebrating is already under way. we have live pictures of the vatican, where you can see services for this new year, 2013. po
companions are sure to follow. tonight, the palace dog whisperer shows us how he keeps the royal kennel in line. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, bill weir, and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is "nightline," december 6th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm juju chang. tonight, the newly released tapes granting an astonishing look at the twisted mind of a serial killer. from jack the ripper to john wayne gave see, murders who seem to chose their victims at random fascinate and terrify us. it was the disappearance of an 18-year-old alaskan girl that led to police unravel one such killer's astounding 11-year killing spree. neal karlinsky brings us the chilling details for our series, "crime and punishment." >> reporter: you're watching 34-year-old israel keyes describe over coffee and a bagel his strategy for hunting and killing innocent people. >> back when i was smart, i would let them come to me. just a remote area. kind of go to a remote area that's not anywhere near where you live. but that other people go to, as well. >> rep
. >> how does your hand feel? heavier today in. >> it feels odd. you have to get used to it, right? it takes how long? >> 15 years. give or take a few. >> seriously, congratulations. >> congratulations, we love you, and we love rubem. >> it was a wonderful night. a wonderful night. thank you for having us. >>> we're going to start this morning talking about rough holiday travel. can we go ahead and get into it? >> i think so. >> this delivers snow. show you how it started. the pictures out of the california sierras. almost six feet of snow since fri friday. the flooding pictures as well. sonoma county. san francisco, five inches of rain in the month of december. more than twice they would normally see. this is a wet and rainy time of the year often. but this is a little bit unusual. here's where the system drags in the tough severe weather over the next couple of days. from houston to dallas. know that tomorrow, this spreads in. we're a little concerned there might be a tornado outbreak in the heavy red shaded area. 30 tornadoes since we have been keeping records in the 1950s have
at a standstill. lawmakers taking us right to the edge of the flif. will every american see their taxes go up when that famous ball drops? jon carl on the behind the scenes skrbl tonight. >> the deadly accident in the west, moving into the east as many dig out from more than i foot of snow. jinker zee standing by tonight. caught on tape the chilling new view of that deadly crash landing, the jet spinning to a halt feet from a bustling highway. tonight, who authorities are zeroing in on. >>> and amazing grace. what we're now learning about the presidential serenade from the oak ridge boys. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ >> the former first lady and her special request. the president at the end of the line and what he said afterward. >>> good evening. on this sunday night, great to have you with us. we begin with the developing story from washington. those 11th hour talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. this evening here after they came to a halt, the vice president has been called in, now playing a central role. but time is running out. just tonight and tomorrow left. and if no agreement, tax
for joining us this morning. >> hi. >> you emphasized at the press conference friday you will be independent. but as you begin your effort, this national school shield, initiative, i wonder if you agree with the analysis of the problem laid out by wayne lapierre who says americans have to face this truth. take a look. >> politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones, and in doing so, they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> do you personally believe, congressman, that gun-free school zones have been invitations to mayhem and that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun? >> well, i think that when you look at school safety, you've got to put armed guards into the equation. i've made it clear that it should not be a mandatory law that every school has there. there should be local choice but absolutely, i believe that protecting our children with an armed guard who is trained is an important part of the equation. we have two-thirds of our schools or, excuse me, one-third of our schools
.7%. the gdp is the broadest measure of the size and straeength of t u.s. economy. >>> the treasury department announces a plan to sell remaining shares to gm. that after bailing out the giant automaker. it will cost taxpayers $12 billion but saved more than a million jobs in the industry. >>> it's not much time left before the bush tax cuts expire and the automatic spending cuts kick in. the dreaded fiscal cliff that will likely have a powerful impact on the economy can washington actually come to an agreement and what's going on behind the scenes? don peebles, chair monday and ceo of the peebles corporation, don was a leading fund-raiser for president obama. good to see you. >> thank you. >> a lot of drama happening in washington. let's talk about the fiscal cliff. what's your take on how this plays out? now with just a few days left in the year to get this deal done. >> i don't think they're going to come back after christmas. i think that we will see them back in early january to make a compromise. i think that comp promise is gog be in between where the president is and where the speaker
with us here on a saturday night. we do begin here, with yet another holiday storm. the one-two punch this year, and tonight, on a weekend when so many are still traveling, a challenge out there. here's the radar this evening. rain and snow. tonight, it's moving through the ohio valley right into the northeast, from washington up through philly, new york and boston. this is just one of the many scenes on the highways tonight. this is i-83 outside of harrisburg. where several cars collided in the snow. several people were take on the the hospital. already this evening the flight cancellations are growing. more than 450 and counting. at this hour, triggering a ripple effect as people travel for new year's. so, we begin tonight with abc meteorologist ginger zee. ginger, good evening. >> good evening, david. it's blustery here in the city. in other places, they'll pick up 2 or 6 inches of snow. that's on top where they already saw record numbers this week. as millions of us return from family gatherings, or take for new festivities, another snowstorm is thwarted our trek. in king of pruss
on capitol hill to tpt on the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. doctors want to monitor her medication over the next several hours. >>> and to or other major story, the looming fiscal cliff. lawmakers worked through the night to try to reach an agreement. >> without a deal, taxes are set to go up for just about every american. tahman bradley joins usy washington with more on the stalemate. >> reporter: john and paula, good morning. if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff. talks continue but this morning, there is still no deal. >> we'll have further announcements, perhaps, at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> reporter: republicans and democrats negotiated all week wednesday the hope of passing legislation to protect most people from massive tax hike. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up that would hurt our economy badly. >> reporter: there was optimism over a deal over the weekend. that ended when harry reid said he could not present a counterproposal. mcconnell phoned for he
, are reporting a significant increase in the sale of semiautomatic weapons, including the ar-15, which was used in friday's newtown tragedy. many gun supporters are adamant that assault style rifles should not be outlawed. >> if you read the federalist papers, our forefathers wanted to protect the same type of weapons the military had. >> gun control just takes the guns out of hands that obey the laws. >> 1 in every 209 americans has an ar-15. president clinton placed a ban on assault rifles in 1994 and it expired in 2004. >> and people debate its real impact. did it have any impact? you see conflicts reports. >> there were a lot of loopholes. >> and some senators say first day of the new congress, that's going to be back on the table. >> and our facebook question looks specifically at gun control. >> what is your advice to lawmakers? check out our facebook fan page to give your comments on the issue. we may read some of your responses right here on the air. >>> also, the school shooting rampage is touching young hearts on the other side of the globe. a school in warsaw, poland observed a momen
we begin. let's get the latest from two top senate leaders. joining us now, senator chuck schumer of new york, senator jon kyl of arizona. so, gentlemen, do we have a deal? >> well, there are certainly no breakthroughs yet between senator mcconnell and senator reid, but there's a real possibility of a deal. i've been a legislator for 37 years, and i've watched how these things work. on these big, big agreements they almost always happen at the last minute. neither side likes to give up its position. they eyeball each other till the very end. but then each side, realizing that the alternative is worse, comes to an agreement. so while an agreement is hardly a certainty, i certainly wouldn't rule it out at this last minute. >> give me your odds. i said 50/50. >> i think a little higher than that. >> senator kyl? >> i don't disagree with chuck, and i also would say the way you opened the program does not under or overstate the consequences. if we are not able to reach an agreement, it will be dire. and that's from everybody from the congressional budget office which is nonpartisan, as
is one of the most successful bank robbers in the chicago area in years. unafraid to wave a gun or use brute force. he stole $589,000 in a series of robberies. the feds are only recovered $56,000 of it, which means he may have access to as much as $500,000. at trial, banks had to be strapped to a chair to keep him from lashing out. >> wow. the boy is crafty. >> very crafty. >> he's good at his job. >> if they are captured, which they always are, generally, they face up to an additional five years in prison. so is it really worth escaping? >> amen. freedom is a beautiful thing. >> how did they escape? five inches? >> that must have hurt squeezing out of that thing. they must be tiny. first escape at that prison since 1985. impressive when it does happen. like you said, they always get caught. >> generally. >> they'll get busted at the denny's. the capture is never impressive. >>> still to come this morning, with no explanations for adam lanza's actions, america, of course, and so many folks trying to figure out exactly why friday happened. >>> and now the debate on violent video games.
us read the tea leaves here? this week we heard from timothy getter in, the treasury secretary. a reporter at cnbc asked if you don't get higher tax rates on the rich and republicans come up with doing away with loopholes and exceptions are you prepared to go over the fiscal cliff and he said absolutely. kpub cans with their counterproposals this week. what's behind closed doors? how do you read this? >> you know as well as i do, what happens in the public when you have intense negotiations going on is really, is no reflection of what is i going o in negotiations. i think it is important the president and white house and tim geithner think it is important to keep the possibility of going over the fiscal cliff to keep pressure the republicans and the republicans are starting to talk about the possibility of holding up the debt ceiling come january or february. that's their trump card, as well. >> you are focused on taxes. much of the conversation has been on taxes and raising rates and revenue. we are not seeing the same conversation when itomes to size able spending cuts. >> i
a gloomy picture of what could happen if no agreement is reached. >> it would almost certainly throw us into a recession. are flooding the airwaves. >> and no real spending reform. both sides of trying to sell their positions. about to each other? >> there is no reason we could come to the table. >> if ever there were a time to capitalize, it is now. the stock market is stable and today, unemployment fell to 370,000. a drop that was expected. after another day, where does that leave us? is hard to know. we can only presume most of the done behind the scenes. >> new at 6:00, republican jim demint has decided to become the president of the heritagek the foundation. i never intended to be a career politician. i have played a role in the with a solid conservatives who are young brighter and better spokesman and i am. he is one of the most conservative voices in the center. partyer of the tea movement. elected in 2004. the governor will appoint a successor. >> we are monitoring a montgomerystory for county where police arrested a d student after they backpack.ndgun in his this happened at ma
. the nation's cardigan rights as a white house task may try ton violence undermine the second amendment. >> u.s. senator free on bond after being arrested for alleged drunk driving. the idaho republican ran a red light in alexandria early sunday morning. he failed several field sobriety tests. he issued a statement saying he is deeply sorry for the accident in the circumstances. made a mistake for which i family, myo my any others whond in me.ir trust i accept responsibility and will whatever penalty and measures toke ensure the circumstances never repeated." is expected in court on danaher 1/4. it's 35 degrees outside. is that right? 4:35. >> still to come, some local firefighters helping a teenager was shot on the way to school. supposed to go out there ball and that's what was able to do. >> redskins cut the job done agai >> welcome back. monday morning. it is chilly outside. is. it feels a lot like christmas, adam. >> keeping us warm in the weather center. start in many locations. many locations in the upper 20s us all freezing. 32 at reagan national, 30 and quantico, 27 in frederick, 28 in
some are wondering if negotiations are taking place at all. scott thuman joins us live from the newsroom. you start to wonder how long sidewill go on before one gives in. it appears that they talk more to us than to each other. that is one reason why the public is on edge and speaking out. ♪'m going to let it shine hoping to browse the spirit ,nquiries of hunger us held a vigil.ers >> we find ourselves approaching a cliff. businessesident held a disne .oundtable with ceos >> that is a bad strategy for a and for your businesses. it is not a game that i will play. it is a message he says that is worth repeating. the fear is based on the nasty fight from last year. the credit worthiness of a ought not to be put at risk. where are negotiations right now? a source says none. not even e-mail communication. >> we cannot sit here and e with -- the way, december 14 is when the house is set to recess .or the year eric cantor said they would not adjourn until they come up with a solution. scott thuman reporting. we are weeks away from the , but the decision away from the fiscal cliff
will be used to invest in measures to protect against future disasters. more funds to open down the road depended on further damage assessment. >> coming up, an attempted steal thousands. police say someone tried to blow up an atm machine. >> starbucks can be expensive and not. we will tell you what the company wants you to spend $400 this holiday season. on one item. >> the showdown over the fiscal cliff. a new poll suggests president obama has the american people's support when it comes to taxing the wealthy. this poll shows nearly half of those surveyed once bush eras tax cuts to expire for those making more than $250,000 a year. the poll was taken last weekend. the questions did lean more to the men -- to the democratic party. eric cantor says republicans want to sit down with the president and talk specifics. president obama spoke with business executives, calling for a balanced approach combining taxes with cuts. the president rejected a gop counter offer, which targeted government cuts but did not add any new taxes. if the deal is not reached by january 1, everyone's taxes will go
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